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way ? For as the body with- son. And the angel of the LORD out the spirit is dead, so faith with- called unto him out of heaven, and out works is dead also.

said, Abraham, Abraham: and he 1 JOHN 5: 4. This is the victory said, here am I. And he said, lay that overcometh the world, even not thine hand upon the lad, neither our faith.

do thou any thing unto him: for now 1 Thess. 1: 3. We give thanks I know that thou fearest God, seeing to God, remembering your work of thou hast not withheld thy son, thine faith, and labor of love, and patience only son from me. And Abraham of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. lifted up his eyes, and looked, and

2 Thess. 1: 3. We are bound to behold behind him a ram caught in thank God always for you, brethren, a thicket by his horns: and Abrabecause that your faith groweth ex- ham went and took the ram, and ofceedingly, and the charity of you fered him up for a burnt-offering in every one toward each other abound- the stead of his son. And Abraham eth.

called the name of that place JehoTitus 3: 8. This is a faithful say- vah-jireh: as it is said to this day, ing, and these things I will that thou In the mount of the Lord it shall be affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God be careful to NUM. 14: 6. And Joshua the son maintain good works.

of Nun, and Caleb the son of JeGal. 5: 6. In Jesus Christ nei- phunneh, which were of them that ther circumcision availeth any thing searched the land, rent their clothes: nor uncircumcision ; but faith which and they spake unto all the compaworketh by love.

ny of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good

land. If the Lord delight in us, then § 3. TRUE FAITH ILLUSTRATED. he will bring us into this land, and

give it us; a land which floweth with Gen. 15: 5. And he brought him milk and honey. Only rebel not ye forth abroad, and said, look now to- against the Lord, neither fear ye the ward heaven, and tell the stars, if people of the land; for they are bread thou be able to number them: and for us: their defence is departed from he said unto him, so shall thy seed them, and the Lord is with us: fear be. And he believed in the Lord; them not. But all the congregation and he counted it to him for right- bade stone them with stones.

22: 1. And it came to pass after 1 Deut.1:26. Notwithstanding ye these things, that God did tempt would not go up, but rebelled against Abraham, and said unto him, Abra- the commandment of the LORD your ham: and he said, behold, here I God: and ye murmured in your am. And he said, take now thy son, tents, and said, Because the Lord thine only son Isaac, whom thou hated us, he hath brought us forth lovest, and get thee into the land out of the land of Egypt, to deliver of Moriah ; and offer him there for us into the hand of the Amorites, to a burnt-offering upon one of the destroy us. Whither shall we go up? mountains which I will tell thee of. our brethren have discouraged our And Abraham rose up early in the heart, saying, The people is greater morning, and saddled his ass, and and taller than we; the cities are took two of his young men with him, great and walled up to heaven ; and and Isaac his son, and clave the moreover we have seen the sons of wood for the burnt-offering, and the Anakims there. Then I said unto rose up, and went unto the place of you, Dread not, neither be afraid of which God had told him.9. And them. The Lord your God, which they came to the place which God goeth before you, he shall fight for had told him of; and Abraham built you, according to all that he did for an altar there, and laid the wood in you in Egypt before your eyes; and order, and bound Isaac his son, and in the wilderness, where thou hast laid him on the altar upon the wood. seen how that the Lord thy God And Abraham stretched forth his bare thee, as a man doth bear his hand, and took the knife to slay his son, in all the way that ye went, un.


til ye came into this place. Yet in ever liveth, and believeth in me, this thing ye did not believe the shall never die. Believest thou this? LORD your God, who went in the She saith unto him, yea, Lord: I beway before you, to search you out a lieve that thou art the Christ, the place to pitch your tents in, in fire Son of God, which should come into by night, to show you by what way the world. ye should


and in a cloud by day. 9: 35. Jesus heard that they had And the LORD heard the voice of cast him out: and when he had found your words, and was wroth, and him, he said unto him, Dost thou sware, saying, Surely there shall not believe on the Son of God ? He one of these men of this evil genera- answered and said, Who is he, tion see that good land, which I Lord, that I might believe on him ? sware to give unto your fathers, | And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; both seen him, and it is he that talkhe shall see it, and to him will Í eth with thee. And he said, Lord, I give the land that he hath trodden believe. And he worshipped him. upon, and to his children, because And Jesus said, For judgment I am he hath wholly followed the Lord. come into this world ; that they Also the LORD was angry with me which see not might see, and that for your sakes, saying, Thou also they which see might be made blind. shalt not go in thither.

Phil. 3 : 8. I count all things Mat. 8 : 8. The centurion an- but loss for the excellency of the swered and said, Lord, I am not knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; worthy that thou shouldest come un- for whom I have suffered the loss der my roof; but speak the word of all things, and count them but only, and my servant shall be heal- dung, that I may win Christ, and be ed. For I am a man under authori- found in him, not having mine own ty, having soldiers under me ; and I righteousness, which is of the law; say unto this man, Go, and he go- but that which is through the faith eth ; and to another, Come, and he of Christ, the righteousness which cometh;

; and to my servant, Do this, is of God by faith: that I might know and he doeth it. When Jesus heard him, and the power of his resurrecit he marvelled, and said to them tion, and the fellowship of his sufthat followed, Verily I say unto you, ferings, being made conformable unI have not found so great faith, no to his death. not in Israel.

9: 27. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him crying, and saying, Thou son of § 4. FAITH HOW OBTAINED. David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the Rom, 10: 12. For there is no blind men came to him: and Jesus difference between the Jew and the saith unto them, Believe ye that I Greek: for the same Lord over all am able to do this? They said unto is rich unto all that call upon him. him, yea, Lord. Then touched he For whosoever shall call upon the their eyes, saying, According to your name of the LORD, shall be saved. faith, be it unto you. And their eyes [Joel 2: 3.) How then shall they were opened.

call on him in whom they have not

believed? and how shall they believe | John 11:21. Then said Martha in him of whom they have not heard? unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been and how shall they hear without a here, my brother had not died. But preacher ? And how shall they I know that, even now, whatsoever preach, except they be sent? as it is thou wilt ask of God, God will give written, How beautiful are the feet it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy of them that preach she gospel of brother shall rise again. Martha peace, and bring glad things of good saith unto him, I know that he shall things! [Isa. 52: 57.] But they rise again in the resurrection at the have not all obeyed the gospel. For last day. Jesus said unto her, I am Esaias saith, LORD, who hath bethe resurrection, and the life: he that lieved our report?' [Isa. 58: 1.] believeth in me, though he were so then, faith cometh by hearing, dead, yet shall he live; and whoso- and hearing by the word of God,

Neither pray I

John 20: 28. And Thomas an- | through faith, and that not of yourswered and said unto him, My Lord, selves, it is the gift of God. and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Phil. 1: 29. Unto you it is Thomas, because thou hast seen me given, on the behalf of Christ, not thou hast believed: blessed are they only to believe on him, but also that have not seen, and yet have so to suffer for his sake. believed. And many other signs LUKE 17: 5. The apostles said truly did Jesus in the presence of unto the Lord, Increase our faith. his disciples, which are not written And the Lord said, If ye had faith in this book. But these are written, as a grain of mustard seed, ye might that ye might believe that Jesus is say unto this sycamnine-tree, Be thou the Christ, the Son of God; and pluckerl up by the roots, and be thou that believing ye 'might have life planted in the sea, and it should through his vame.

obey you. 5: 44. How can ye believe which HEB. 12: 1. Wherefore seeing we receive honor one of another, and also are compassed about with so seek not the honor that cometh from great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay God?

aside every weight, and the sin which 14: 1. Ye believe in God: believe doth so easily beset us, and let us run also in me.

with patience the race set before us; Ps. 106: 11. The waters covered looking unto Jesus, the author and their enemies; then believed they finisher of our faith. his words; they sing his praise. 1 Cor. 12: 8. To one is given by

Gal. 5: 22. The fruit of the the Spirit the word of wisdom ... spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffer- to another the word of knowledge, ing, gentleness, goodness, faith. to another faith, by the same Spirit.

1 Tim. 1: 14. The grace of our John 17 : 20. Lord Jesus Christ was exceeding for these alone; but for them also, abundant with faith and love which which shall believe on me through is in Christ Jesus.

their word. 2 Peter 1:1. To them that have Acts 4: 4. Many of them which obtained like precious faith with us, heard the word believed. through the righteousness of God 8: 12. They believed Philip, and our Savior Jesus Christ, grace preaching the things concerning the and mercy be multiplied unto you, kingdoin of God, and the name of through the knowledge of God and the Lord Jesus. of Jesus our Lord, according as his 11: 19. They which were scatdivine power hath given unto us all tered abroad, upon the persecution things that pertain unto life and that arose about Stephen, travelled godliness, through the knowledge of as far as Phenice,... preaching the him that hath called us to glory and word ... and the hand of the Lord virtue.

was with them, and a great multi

tude believed. ... Then tidings of | Mat. 16: 16. Simon Peter an- these things came unto the ears of swered and said, Thou art the Christ, the church which was in Jerusalem, the Son of the living God. And and they sent forth Barnabas.... Jesus answered and said unto him, He was a good man, and full of the Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, Holy Ghost and of faith, and much for flesh and blood hath not revealed people was added to the LORD. it unto thee; but my Father which is in heaven.

| 14:1. At Iconium, they went into Rom. 12: 3. Think soberly as a synagogue of the Jews, and so God hath dealt to every man the spake, that a great multitude, both measure of faith.

of Jews, and also of the Greeks, be1 Cor. 2: 4. And my speech, and lieved. my preaching was not with enticing 26: 16. I have appeared unto thee words of man's wisdom, but in for this purpose, to make thee a demonstration of the spirit and of minister and a witness ... deliverpower ; that your faith should not ing thee from the people, and from stand in the wisdom of men, but in the Gentiles, unto whom now I send the power of God.

thee; to open their eyes, and to turn EPH. 2: 8. By grace are ye saved them from darkness to light, and

in me.

every man?


from the power of Satan unto God; 12: 42. Nevertheless, among the that they may receive forgiveness chief rulers also many believed on of sins, and inheritance among them him ; but because of the Pharisees which are sanctified by faith that is they did not confess him, lest they

should be put out of the synagogue: 1 Cor. 1: 21. It pleased God by for they loved the praise of men the foolishness of preaching to save more than the praise of God. them that believe.

Jesus cried, and said, He that be3: 5. Who is Paul, and who is lieveth on me, believeth not on me, A pollos, but ministers by whom ye but on him that sent me ; and he believed, even as the Lord gave to that seeth me, seeth him that sent

me. I am come a light into the world, Phil. 1: 25. I shall abide and that whosoever believeth on continue with you all for your fur- should not abide in darkness. And if therance and joy of faith.

any man hear my words, and believe 1 Thess. 8: 2. We sent Timo- not, I judge bim not : for I came not theus, our brother and minister of to judge the world, but to save the God and fellow-laborer in the gos- | world. pel of Christ, to establish you and LUKE 17 : 18. There are not found comfort you concerning your faith. that returned to give glory to God,

save this stranger. And he said unHow prevented.

to him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith

hath made thee whole. John 5: 44. How can ye believe Mark 16: 16. He that believeth that receive honor one of another, and is baptized shall be saved. ... and seek not the honor that cometh And these signs shall follow them from God?

that believe ; in my name shall they LUKE 8: 12. The devil taketh cast out devils ; they shall speak away the word out of their hearts, with new tongues: they shall take lest they should believe and be sa- up serpents; and if they drink any Ved.

deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. John 8: 45. Because I tell you | They shall lay hands on the sick, the truth, ye believe me not.

and they shall recover. 2 Cor. 4: 3. If our gospel be hid, 2 Cor. 13:5. Examine yourselves, it is hid to them that are lost: in whether ye be in the faith ; prove whom the God of this world has your own selves. blinded the mind of them that be- 2 Tim. 4: 7. I have fought a good lieve not, lest the light of the glo- fight, I have finished my course,

I rious gospel of Christ, who is the have kept the faith. Henceforth image of God, should shine into there is laid up for me a crown of them.

righteousness, which the Lord, the 1 Tim. 6:10. The love of money righteous Judge, shall give me at is the root of all evil, which, while that day: and not to me only, but some coveted after, they have erred unto all them that love his appearing. from the faith, and have pierced Ps. 116: 10. I believed, therefore themselves through with many sor

have I spoken.

Acts 15: 3. God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giv

ing them the Holy Ghost, even as § 5. EVIDENCE OF FAITH. he did unto us; and put no differ

ence between us and them, puriJohn 14: 11. Believe me, that I fying their hearts by faith. am in the Fath and the Father in

1 Cor. 18: 2. Though I have all me: or else believe me for the very faith, so that I could remove mounworks' sake. Verily, verily, I say tains, and have not charity, I am unto you, He that believeth on me, nothing. the works that I do shall he do also ; 1 John 5: 10. He that believeth and greater works than these shall on the Son of God, hath the witness he do ; because I go unto my Fa- in himself. ther. And whatsoever ye shall ask 1 Peter 2: 7. Unto you which bein my name, that will I do, that the lieve, he (Christ) is precious. Father may be glorified in the Son, [See " Evidences of Piety.”)


things which are seen and are tem§ 6. OBJECTS OF FAITH. poral ; but at the things which are

not seen and are eternal. John 14: 1. Ye believe in God, 1 Tix. 6: 12. Fight the good fight believe also in me.

of faith ; lay hold ou eternal life. 11 : 27. I believe that thou art Christ the Son of God, that should come into the world. 16: 30. We believe ... that thou

§ 7. FRUITS OF FAITH. camest forth from God.

Acts 8: 37. I believe that Jesus Heb. 6:12. Be ye followers of Christ is the Son of God.

them who, through faith and paGAL. 2: 20. The life, that I now tience, inherit the promises. live in the flesh, I live by faith of 2 Peter 1: 5. Add to your faith, the Son of God.

virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and Eph. 3 : 17. I pray that Christ to knowledge teinperance, and to may dwell in your hearts by faith.

temperance patience, and to patience Col. 1: 23. Continue in the faith, godliness, and to godliness brotherly grounded and settled, and be not kindness, and to brotherly kindness moved away from the hope of the charity; for if these things be in gospel.

you and abound, they make you, that 2: 6. As ye have received Christ ye shall neither be barren nor unJesus the Lord, so walk ye in him, fruitful in the knowledge of our rooted and built up in him, and es- Lord Jesus Christ. tablished in the faith, as ye have JUDE 20. Ye beloved, building been taught.

yourselves up in your inost holy 2 Tim. 1:13. Hold fast the form faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, of sound words, which thou hast keep yourselves in the love of God, heard, in faith and love, which is in looking for the mercy of our Lord Christ Jesus.

Jesus Christ to eternal life. Acts 20: 21. Paul testified, both Rev. 13: 10. Here is the patience to the Jews and also to the Greeks, and the faith of the saints. repentance toward God, and faith 14: 12. Here are they that keep toward our Lord Jesus Christ. the commandinents of God and the

2 T'hes. 2: 13. God hath from the faith of Jesus. beginning chosen you unto salvation Acts 13: 39. By him all that bethrough sanctification of the Spirit lieve are justified from all things, and belief of the truth.

from which they could not be justiJohn 3: 23. This is the work of fied by the law of Moses. God, that ye believe on him whom Rom. 3: 25. Him (Christ Jesus) be hath sent,

hath God set forth to be a propitia1 John 6: 29. This is God's com- tion through faith in his blood, to mandment, that we should believe declare his righteousness, for the on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, ' remission of sins... to declare his and love one another.

righteousness, that he might be just, Rom. 6: 8. If we be dead with and yet the justifier of them that Christ, we believe that we shall also believe in Jesus. live with him.

4:5. He that worketh not, but 10 : 9. If thou shalt confess with believeth on him that justifieth the thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt ungodly, bis faith is counted to bim believe in thy heart that God raised for righteousness. him from the dead, thou shalt be 5: 1. Being justified by faith, we saved.

have peace with God through our 1 Thes. 4: 14. If we believe that Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died and rose again, even so

10: 4. Christ is the end of the law thein also that sleep in Jesus will for righteousness to every one that God bring with him.

believeth. Heb. 11: 6. He that cometh to Gen. 22 : 15. And the angel of God must believe that he is, and the Lord called unto Abraham out that he is the rewarder of them that of heaven the second time, and diligently seek him.

said, By myself have I sworn, saith 2 Cor. 4: 18. We look not at the the Lord, for because thou hast

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